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Earth Science Bodies of India and the US signed MoU

Published on August 13, 2021
Current Context: The Earth Science Bodies of India and the United States have entered into MoU to upgrade the monsoon data analysis and weather forecast mechanisms.
Earth Science Bodies of India and the US signed MoU
  • The MoU was signed between India's National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US.
  • The entities will work to improve monsoon data analysis and will develop cooperation for the weather forecast in the regions.
  • Under the MoU, the technical cooperation will be adopted to develop Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction (RAMA) and the Ocean Moored buoy Network in the northern Indian ocean (OMNI).
  • The development in RAMA and OMNI will improve weather forecasting, monsoon forecasting between NOAA and the Ministry of Earth Science, GOI.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NIOT: Chennai, TN.
    • The NIOT is an autonomous body that comes under the Ministry of Earth Science
    • HQ of NOAA: Washington DC, US

Question: 

Q.1 With which country’s earth science body has India’s National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) signed MoU to upgrade the monsoon data analysis and weather forecast mechanisms?
a. Japan
b. Saudi Arabia
c. Russia
d. United States

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